A Guide to Choosing Between Roof Replacement and Roof Repair
A lot of home owners are concerned with spending a reasonable amount of money possible when it comes to home maintenance while getting a job well done. Our maintenance budget at times is too low to have a proper maintenance of our homes which is very important to avoid serious problems in the future. Home owners are then faced with the problem or repairing or replacing. One aspect that is affected by this problem is when it comes to roofing – will it be roof repair or roof replacement.
How, then, will one know who is the better option. If you consult with a professional roofer, his answer will be based on the result of roof inspection which he needs to do in order to determine what is best suited for your situation. Below are some areas in your roofing that they will check.
Roofers can easily determine the current roof’s lifespan granting it is left unattended.
Professional roofers will ask you how often your roof leaks and if the leaks are bad or not so.
One thing that professional roofers will do is to check the space between the roofing and the insulation to determine if any moisture is collecting there.
As part of their inspection, professional roofers will also check the type of roofing material that is currently being used, what you area’s weather is like and what plans you have for your home.
The structural integrity of the roof will also be examined.
They will check the condition of the membrane.
One the professional roofer is done with the inspection, he can recommend the best solution on whether to repair the roof or replace it altogether. But, If you want to be armed with some insight you should also consider the following.
Sometimes it will be cheaper in the long run to repair the entire roof than to simply repair part of it. Sometimes it is more practical when the roofers are already with all their equipment to just do the whole roofing job instead of repairing them a little at a time, every now and then. And, if you have your whole roof repaired, this means you can get a new warranty of living with a leak-free roof for many more years to come. IF you want to increase the resale value of your home by a large percentage, then a new roof will be the best solution.
Of course, many home owners opt only for roof repair because of good reasons. These reasons include cost, size of the damaged area and whether you will need to remove old roofing material or not. You can spend a lot of money on replacement but the budget it better for small roof repair. Will it be spending a little now and a lot later, or a lot now and little later.